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  1. Count Balerion

    Outrageous Lies bout TP above, Ver. 24 (I like it better than 23)

    It was really Faydra's fault, though; she was the official matchmaker of King's Landing, and demanded pay in raisins in wine (a lot of raisins and wine) for her services. Robert may have figured the raisins were chaper than golden dragons (or more probably didn't care); but if so, he was dead wrong.
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    Pictionary 41: Summer is coming

    Smash the computer; it's what I do. That'll teach ... Bother.
  3. Did Winnie-ther-Pooh leave any?
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    Coldhands is secretly...

    Coldhands is secretly an enormous penguin.
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    Am I the only one who really enjoys ADWD?

    It's a problem with GRRM's writing in general, I suppose. There's a fair bit of fat. A lot of it is enjoyable fat, but is it good writing? I have to reserve a judgement until he finishes and I know whether the fat was worth it or not. If he doesn't finish, my judgement of FFC and DWD might be harsher.
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    Outrageous Lies bout TP above, Ver. 24 (I like it better than 23)

    RB has made a fortune selling the Iron Throne to gullible tourists. If everyone to whom he'd "sold" it actually sat on the Iron Throne, we'd have several hundred thousand kings and queens of the Seven Kingdoms by now. It's quite a racket.
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    Pictionary 41: Summer is coming

    Only Cat.
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    Am I the only one who really enjoys ADWD?

    They are fun, and I find Q likeable. The objection, I gather, is that since the poor chap dies it doesn't go anywhere and when is GRRM going to finish? Which I sympathise with, because I want him to finish too. But in themselves they're enjoyable, and I still don't know that they won't affect the plot, for example fracturing Dorne as you say.
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    Am I the only one who really enjoys ADWD?

    My dirty secret is that I enjoyed the Quentyn chapters as well. "How vexing," said the Tattered Prince.
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    Coldhands is secretly...

    Coldhands is secretly Secret Agent Man.
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    Pictionary 41: Summer is coming

    I had the same experience when I first read a linguistics book. I had thought it would be about languages. It was probably something Chomskyian, but it's long ago and far away, so who knows. (Later I found out linguistics actually was about languages, at least sometimes.)
  12. What is beeing?
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    What's the Avatar Above You Thinking #14 (Finally)

    I wish I could get my boss off my back.
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    Am I the only one who really enjoys ADWD?

    Once past the first few chapters ... I'm not enamoured of Tyrion (except towards the end), but find the Theon chapters to be among the best in the series. Jon and Dany's arcs (the earlier Meereen chapters can drag a little) and the way they compare and contrast are also interesting, and the second half of the book is almost all excellent. Only of course reading it whets one's appetite for the next book ...
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    Pictionary 41: Summer is coming

    It's from page 1,712, line 33 of THE ROCKSNIFFER COOKBOOK, vol. 48. Do I win?
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